Being a street photographer I often get positive or negative responses from the ones I photograph. It can be either a smile, a nod, a friendly talk, or arguing, cursing, asking me to delete the image I took. I can understand both of these ways to react. But sometimes people behave like this:
It feels like ignorance, a person notices that you are photographing but coldly rejects it. I totally understand that the person has the right to do so but I don’t understand why it happens with no emotions, so coldly. Once again, the issue is not because the person is not happy about being photographed, but because the photograph is being greeted so emotionless 🙂
I cannot understand why would people react like this, and how should I as a photographer respond. I think it is important to discuss this issue because this attitude is discouraging, and it often prevents me from “seeing photographs” around me for quite some time.
Please let me know what you think, have you faced this issue and what do you do in case you have?